Devlin was the workhorse of the NL in its first two seasons, pitching nearly all
of Louisville's games and logging 1,181 innings. Late in 1877, he was implicated
with three teammates in throwing games that denied the Colonels what had seemed a
sure pennant. He was expelled from baseball and died nearly destitute six years later.
»October 10th, 1883: Jim Devlin, a former star pitcher for the Louisville Grays (who was expelled from baseball in 1877 for his role in throwing a series of games at the request of gamblers), dies in Philadelphia. Before his death he served as a policeman.